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Trapeze** E1 5b

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This climb is in 57 logbooks, and on 19 wishlists.

Hidden - AltLd - 21/Jul/13

Hidden - 2013

The 2 main pitches are both excellent. The main 5b corner is much better than it looks from below. Shame it's so easy between these pitches. Thought the guidebook description was a bit out: We soloed pitch 1, but it's more than 15m. Pitch 3 was surely not 4c. It starts with a chimney which was the best bit of the pitch, or you can just scramble easily around and up it's RH side. Pitch 4 from the grassy bay to the ledge is about 10m, not 5. You traverse right for 5m and then up for 5m and belay on the LH side of the ledge. For the next pitch go all the way to the left hand side of the ledge, step left and go up that groove/line there.
tim newton - AltLd O/S - 09/Aug/12 with john trythall

Led p2 and p4. Great mountain E1 with a stunning feel.
brockers - AltLd O/S - 02/Jun/12 with Maggie Bass

Hidden - AltLd - 02/Jun/12

Johann - AltLd O/S - 28/Mar/12 with ken applegate

Led P1,3,6. Great route, in an amazing situation.
Ken Applegate - AltLd - 28/Mar/12 with Johan Urbano

A fantastic route, steep, exposed, covers some awesome terrain.
PAJames - 25/Mar/12

Johann - Lead O/S - 2012

I led the 5b corner pitch.
gjd - AltLd O/S - 30/Jul/11 with Sam Burns

pitches 2, 5 and 6
ferdia - AltLd O/S - 21/Apr/11 with Andy

The perfect ** route - if it was *** you might be disappointed with the more scrambly sections, but overall a brilliant climb in an amazing situation.
Andy Moles - AltLd O/S - 21/Apr/11 with Ferdia

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - AltLd - 06/Sep/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 05/Aug/10

Hidden - AltLd - 19/Jun/10

Hidden - Lead - 17/Jun/10

Hidden - 2nd - 09/May/10

AndyL - AltLd O/S - 08/May/10

I led easy pitch
stuaart - AltLd O/S - 08/May/10 with AndyL

Hidden - 2010

sgl - AltLd - 16/Sep/09 with duncan

decs - AltLd - 16/Sep/09 with Sam

Excellent route!
Neil Adams - AltLd O/S - 11/Jul/09 with Ross B

Ross Barnes - AltLd - 11/Jul/09 with Neil A

Deffinately gets more than two stars, the line is brilliant and the rock is better. First pitch is well proctected and technical and the final pitch is a little run out but on massive jugs once you make the awkward move from the belay.
James Humble - AltLd O/S - 12/Jul/08 with rik

What a day.
jazzyjackson - AltLd O/S - 22/Aug/07 with Ally

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 22/Aug/07

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 08/Aug/07

Rich Mayfield - AltLd - 08/Aug/07 with Mark Stevenson

gforce - AltLd - 05/May/07 with Pete Slayer

Roch - AltLd - 13/Mar/06 with geof martin

Hidden - 2001

with alexis while in gla
alasdair19 - 2001

top pitches tremendously exposed
Grezza - AltLd O/S - Jun/99 with Pete Riley, Paul E

Hidden - AltLd - 1999

bandersnatch - AltLd - 1998

phardman - 20/Jul/97

phardman - Lead O/S - 24/May/97 with Dr Dan

cam1401 - AltLd O/S - May/93 with Andy O

Mike Owen - 29/May/91 with Elaine Owen

prcleary - 1991

michael burrows - AltLd O/S - 25/May/90 with steve williams

brianrunner - 1990

graham lawrie - AltLd - 1989

Richard Weller - AltLd O/S - 27/Aug/84 with john sanders

With direct finish
Lone Rider - AltLd - 07/Jul/84 with Roger Webb

Nigel Bond - AltLd - 17/Jun/82 with Steve, Charlie Leverton

Bruce Kerr - AltLd - 03/May/80 with Frank Hughes

Hidden - Lead - Aug/79

rogerskews - AltLd O/S - 13/Jun/79 with Keith Jenkins

neil3965 - AltLd - 13/May/79 with Adam Kassyk

David Smith - AltLd - 29/May/78 with Al Bennett

redjerry - AltLd O/S - May/78 with Jim Melrose

Pedro50 - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/77 with Robin Miller

Hidden - AltLd - 28/Aug/76

Hidden - 2nd - 06/Jul/76

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Total votes cast 42
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E113 of 14
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Style of ascent

Lead5 of 57 (8.8%)
Followed2 of 57 (3.5%)
Alt Leads40 of 57 (70.2%)
Unknown10 of 57 (17.5%)

'Climbed'34 of 57 (59.6%)
clean O/S23 of 57 (40.4%)